Law No. 2016-08 02 March 2016

Original Language Title: Loi n° 2016-08 du 02 mars 2016

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Law No. 2016-08 02 March 2016 law No. 2016-08 02 March 2016 for the establishment of the regional social University Œuvres (CROUS) Centres Thiès, Ziguinchor, and Bambey.

EXPLANATORY memorandum in the dynamics of easier access to higher education, the Government has strongly expanded University map for better coverage of the national territory.

Next to the universities already operational namely the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Thies University, the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, the University Alioune Diop of Bambey, the University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor, the Virtual University of Senegal, Amadou Mahtar MBOW of Diamniadio and El Hadji Ibrahima NIASS du Sine Saloum universities are underway.

Relocated branches of universities emerge with the construction of the Kolda attached to the University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor.

With the advent of the Virtual University of Senegal, it is programmed the construction of digital open spaces in all regions and all departments of the country.

The higher Institute of vocational education (ISEP), programmed to all regions, began to unfold in Thiès.

Therefore, enlargement of the University card requires the creation of new regional Centres of social academic Œuvres (CROUS) intended to improve the conditions of life and work of students, Thiès, Ziguinchor, and Bambey universities already operational but not yet equipped.

Indeed, the effectiveness of the social accompaniment of these students suffer a lot of centralized management through the Centre of the academic Œuvres of Dakar (sew).

This situation is the cause of recurring malfunctions that affect the social stability of the aforementioned universities.

On the other hand, the effective realization of the poles of development under the second phase of Act III of decentralization implies a territorialization of public policies, hence the need to move towards the full empowerment of social academic works and their presence throughout the national territory.

For all the above reasons, this Bill has for object the establishment of the regional Centres of social academic Œuvres below:-Ziguinchor (Ziguinchor, Kolda and Sédhiou regions);
-Bambey (Diourbel area);
-Thies (Thies region).

This Bill includes three (3) chapters:-the first chapter deals with the creation of the regional Centres of social academic Œuvres (CROUS) of Ziguinchor, Bambey and Thies.
-Chapter II fixed their missions;
-Chapter III clarifies transitional and final provisions.

Such is the economy of the present Bill.



The National Assembly adopted in its session of Friday, February 19, 2016, the President of the Republic enacts the law whose content follows: section 1. -Creation of regional Centres of social academic Œuvres (CROUS) of Ziguinchor, Bambey and Thies first Article. -Originate the administrative public institutions with legal personality and financial autonomy referred to as "Regional Centres of social academic Œuvres" (CROUS) below:-the regional Centre of social academic Œuvres of Ziguinchor whose jurisdiction extends to all public institutions of higher education located in Ziguinchor, Kolda and Sédhiou regions;
-the regional center of social academic Œuvres of Bambey including the spring extends to all public institutions of higher education located within the territorial limits of the Diourbel region;
-the regional center of social academic Œuvres of Thiès including the spring extends to all public institutions of higher education located within the territorial limits of the Thiès region.


S. 2. - the regional Centres of the University Œuvres social thus created are placed under the technical supervision of the Minister of higher education and financial guardianship of the Minister in charge of finance.

The Organization and operating such Centres are fixed by Decree.


Chapter II. -Missions of the regional Centres of social academic Œuvres (CROUS) s. 3 - the regional Centres of the University Œuvres social Thiès, Ziguinchor, and Bambey are mission is to improve the conditions of life and work of students in public higher education institutions located in their territories.

They are specifically responsible, within the limits of their means:-to ensure hospitality, accommodation, catering, medical support and the social support of students;
-to promote the cultural activities and sports;
-to develop a conducive living environment and ensure sanitation and hygiene in the halls;
-to ensure the security of goods and people in the halls;
-to ensure the management of the various services in the halls;
-to promote the partnership with national and international bodies pursuing similar missions.

Chapter III. -Transitional provisions and final arts. 4. - waiting for the operationalization of the regional Centres of social academic Œuvres (CROUS) referred to in article 1 of this Act, the Minister responsible for higher education means, by order, the authorized Centre to ensure the exercise of the tasks assigned to the not yet installed Centres.

S. 5. - it creates a commission to the devolution of heritage and the staff as well as the discharge of the liabilities recorded during the transitional phase.
Organization and operation of the said commission rules are laid down by order of the Minister responsible for higher education.

This Act will be enforced as law of the State.

Made in Dakar, 02 March 2016.

Macky SALL by the President of the Republic: Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah DIONNE